Albert Memorial 2

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A close up view of the relatively recently re-gilded statue of Albert that forms the centre piece of his memorial.


Guest - Mar 08, 2007 05:36 PM EDT
Thanks Golda, and thanks to you Mike for another fascinating lesson! Not quite sure what you meant by "centred", but I quite like this angle of view.
Guest - Mar 08, 2007 04:31 PM EDT
Steve lovely picture i would like to have seen this as centered if you know what i mean? you know its coming dont you info time lol It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha who died of typhoid in 1861, and designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic revival style. "America" group, Albert Memorial. Sculptor: John Bell "America" group, Albert Memorial. Sculptor: John Bell Opened in 1872, with the statue of Albert ceremonially "seated" in 1875, the memorial consists of an ornate pavilion containing a statue of Prince Albert facing south. This is surrounded by the elaborate sculptural Frieze of Parnassus, which depicts 169 individual composers, architects, poets, painters, and sculptors. There are two allegorical sculpture programs: four groups depicting Victorian industrial arts and sciences (agriculture, commerce, engineering and manufacturing), and four more groups representing Europe, Asia, Africa and The Americas at the four corners, each continent-group including several ethnographic figures and a large animal. (A camel for Africa, a buffalo for the Americas, an elephant for Asia and a bull for Europe.) The sculptor Henry Hugh Armstead coordinated this massive effort among several artists of the Royal Academy, including Hamo Thornycroft. lesson over x
Guest - Mar 08, 2007 03:30 PM EDT
Thats alot of gold leaf,must have been costly to do.Great shot.
Guest - Mar 08, 2007 03:20 PM EDT
Thanks, Mary!
Guest - Mar 08, 2007 02:40 PM EDT
I guess this photo answers a question I asked on the other one, about guilding. Beautiful!

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